February 2008
  • Feb13

    The Grand Place, Brussels

    February 13, 2008 in Belgium ⋅ 🌫 2 °C

    The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by opulent guildhalls and two larger edifices, the city's Town Hall, and the Breadhouse building containing the Museum of the City of Brussels. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It indeed one of the well preserve Europe street full of heritage.

    When walk on the street, I without doubt the Belgium with lot of chocolate store. The smell in the air full of hot chocolate. In particular smell it in the winter, so cold, and hot chocolate make it so warm.

    The small Manneken Pis, meaning "Little man Pee" is a landmark small bronze sculpture (61 cm) in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain's basin. It was so famous with lot of people surround it.
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  • Feb11

    Heidelberg, Germany

    February 11, 2008 in Germany ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    The red castle over the hill is beautiful. The old town area is good for walking and wandering. Due to the restaurant in Germany and without photo, still recall for the order of the burgers set for the dinner, that not for our Asian size. Due to beef involved, and at that time my wife do not take beef meal, end up I need to take two big burger set, it become unforgettable experience.Read more

  • Feb11

    Titisee, Black Forest, Germany

    February 11, 2008 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    A lake that frozen, less tourist, maybe wrong season, but because of that, it is less people, and enjoy the walking and wandering on the street. Have a silent and peaceful time on the lake.

    In here taste out the original Black Forest cake and Germany famous cuisine Schweinshaxe (German Pork Knuckle). Saw the famous Black Forest cuckoo clock making process tour in the specialty store over here as well. Actually the shopping street that we walk almost all selling it too. It is local specialty product.

    Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest Cake) Black Forest Cake is perhaps Germany’s most well-known and most-loved cake. It consists of a chocolate cake with a filling of fresh cream and cherries soaked in Kirschwasser, a clear cherry schnapps that is a specialty of the Black Forest. The cake is decorated with cream, chocolate shavings and cherries. While this cake bears the name of the area of Germany known as the Black Forest, a pastry chef from Bad Godesberg, near Bonn, claims to have invented it in 1915. He was originally from Lake Constance, which is in the Black Forest, so that’s possibly why he named it Black Forest Cake.

    Black Forest I think also well know as the story background for the snow Wife and the Seven drawf story.
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  • Feb10

    Lion Monument, Lucerne, Switzerland

    February 10, 2008 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    One of the beautiful sad lion sculpture saw in the park. The local landmark.

    The Lion Monument (German: Löwendenkmal), or the Lion of Lucerne, is a rock relief in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris.

    Mark Twain praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world."
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  • Feb7

    Manama, Bharain

    February 7, 2008 in Bahrain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Due to long transit flight over six hours (from Kuala Lumpur to Paris), Bahrain airline arrange send over to city hotel for a good sleep. So had chance to really land on the Bharain to see how they are living. This is country we never in place to visit, but by chance to be here.

    From the bus, can saw the city scene, typical middle east countries with lot of Mosque, and what really impressive and eye opening is the two twin towers saw from hotel room balcony. In particular the one with horn like, eye opening. The Bahrain World Trade Center (also called Bahrain WTC or BWTC) It is so future oriented. A city build on top of desert due to oil discovery and make the country overnight become one of the rich countries with the oil mining and reserved.

    We are stay in hotel till the night, after dinner, then go back to airport continue flight to Paris.
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